Thurs. Jan 11
Good afternoon 2W families,
Well it sure has been cold this week. Thank you so much for continuing to send your children dressed for the weather. We did go outside for a bit during lunch recess. There wasn't much a wind and the kids really enjoyed playing in the snow. We will try to go outside for small amounts of time as long as the windchill isn't too cold.
Please remember to continue to send back the reading folders on Thursdays. Thank you for your continued support!!
It is hotdog day tomorrow.
Spelling test tomrrow.
We missed our library class this week due to a scheduling conflict. We will try and get in at another time.
Have a great weekend,
Here are a few reminders from the school.
We are FOWSS (Friends of Okotoks Westmount School Society) and we just want to introduce ourselves to you! We are the ones who raise money so school isn’t so expensive for parents! Our committee began with the need to fundraise for the school playground which our kids enjoy today.
Last year, our fundraising efforts profited:
· $1,537.50 from the Rebel Bean Coffee Fundraiser; $4,043.64 from the Westmount Howler; $52, 545.93 from the casino (done in Spring 2016, THIS IS OUR MAIN SOURCE OF MONEY.
Last year, thanks to the proceeds from the Casino fundraiser, we distributed $22,934.21 to fund:
· trophies and plaques, phys-ed equipment, Rocks and Rings Curling program, In-school speakers (PAC and Astronomy), library books, a reach-for-the-top buzzer, specialized reading intervention materials for teachers, and musical instruments!
This year, we have raised ~$3,300 from the walk-a-thon organized by Mrs. Norrie and we received a gracious donation of $5,000 from Crescent Point Energy thanks to the efforts of Mr. Jones.
This year, using proceeds from the Casino fundraiser, we have granted ~$24,000 in funding requests across the following approved uses:
· transportation for in Province field trips, band equipment, resource equipment for the library, Ipad/Ipods, trophy and award maintenance, sporting equipment, guest speakers
Please be a part of our pack!
Join our meetings, volunteer! Our next meeting is Jan 18, 2018 at 7:00 in the staff room. We have great fundraising plans for this year and we want your help!!!
Thank-you for all of your support.
The junior high are looking for a series of experts to come in to work with our CTF students to build knowledge of their trades. Experts would be required on two consecutive days, if possible, for 1-3 hours. We are looking for the following experts to come in from Jan. 16th – Jan 30th.
- Cabinet maker
- Fashion design/seamstress
- Graphic design
- Sheet metal